Northwest Computer Museum
Park Lane, WN7 2LB
4.5 19 reviews
Northwest Computer Museum is located inside Leigh Spinners Mill
Park Lane, WN7 2LB
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Visited on Saturday. Lots of room on the carpark. A great selection of retro computers and games consoles that brought back memories of getting my first computer in the 80s. A varied selection of computers and games to try out, plus some more recent consoles and virtual reality to try too. Had a nice coffee and chat with Joe (Museum Director) who is very knowledgeable about the history of computers, and was telling us about the hard opening and future plans. Sadly they haven't been able to get the arcade games installed yet due to issues with the lift, but still lots to keep you occupied. One thing to note, this is an old mill so be aware it is a little chilly, make sure you have a jacket on. Had a lovely time and would recommend.
Chris Walker1 month ago
We visited today in half term and ended up spending a good 4 hours here. What a fantastically unique find this is! We love how very SEND-friendly the atmosphere is and how accommodating it is for young people on the autistic spectrum. Super friendly, kind staff. Our boys loved having a go on the retro consoles that we grew up with decades ago. Will definitely return. Thank you.
Shirley Murray1 month ago
Wonderful place. Tucked out of the way, and quite a trek up the stairs, but worth it. Wasn't left disappointed. Dozens of old computers lined across lots of tables, with the oldest dating from 1975! A few old video game consoles too, like the PS2, and some others that I don't remember the name of. There's also a free section which has Minecraft on 4 PCs. Definitely returning.
J H (Northerner Transport Hub)1 month ago
Good to visit just think the £7 entry fee was a bit steep.
Michael Binks1 month ago
Good collection of computers, if you grew up anytime from the 1970s then you'll remember a lot of the items they have on display. The best thing is you can get hands on with them! Really interesting to watch kids playing games that we played, although they didn't have to type them in from a listing! They have a huge range of software and will let you load pretty much anything to have a go. I'll be back to play Loderunner!
Dave Parker1 month ago
If you're interested in retro tech this is a must-see. I don't know of anywhere else with the sheer numbers of vintage PCs, all working for you to play around with. Hours of fun for enthusiasts and lots to see and do for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of home computing.
Steven Tomlinson1 month ago
Richard Martin1 month ago
Fantastic retro computer museum. Excellent choice to view old retro computers and associated hardware. Based in an old mill on the fourth floor. No disabled access if lift is out of order. Small cafe onside. Small arcade to arrive shortly. Recommended for all ages.
Luke Matthews1 month ago
It was like stepping back in time! Wow we have come a long way in the computing world in my lifetime. Took the grandkids along - probably a bit too young at 6 - they moved on to the next game effort the current one had finished loading! No patience these days.....Well worth a trip down memory lane. Be warned its on the 4th floor, a long way up if the lift isn't working!
Gary Bamford1 month ago
I visited the soft launch on Saturday 28 Jan, around 10:30am. A nice selection of retro computers although there were quite a few that were just out on display and not turned on. I imagine that this will improve over time. The car park was very busy. It probably takes 2 to 3 hours to see everything, maybe longer if you take more time to play on the computers. Be sure to wear a jacket as it is cold in the mill.
Stephen1 month ago
|Wednesday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Friday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Saturday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Sunday||10:00am - 4:00pm|